Individuals who take medication for high blood pressure should consider placing oral health at the top of their priority list, according to a recent study that found patients with healthier mouths experienced better outcomes in therapies…
As some of the first clinical signs of diabetes occur in the oral cavity, clinicians must be vigilant when performing dental examinations.
Promoting overall health has fueled Firefighter Lisa Evans, RDH, BA, EMT, throughout her 16-year dental hygiene career, as she opted to build on that passion by transitioning from hygienist to nationally certified call/volunteer…
As the number of cases of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers continues to rise, the American Dental Association (ADA) has identified how oral health professionals can help educate patients about using the HPV vaccine to help prevent…
The integration of oral health in noncommunicable disease prevention efforts was the main focus of a United Nations event hosted by the New York University College of Dentistry and its World Health Organization Collaborating Center.
Receiving oral health care before undergoing major cancer surgery may reduce a patient’s risk of complications, according to a Japanese retrospective cohort study.
A study led by the American Physiological Society reports routine oral care to treat periodontitis may help reduce inflammation and toxins in patients with liver cirrhosis.
Individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease have significantly poorer health than their peers and evidence suggests inadequate oral hygiene practices as a major contributing factor.